Animal Brains

This Animal Brains activity & project also includes:

Do big bodies make big brains? Let your learners decide whether there is an association between body weight and brain weight by putting the data from different animals into a scatterplot. They can remove any outliers and then make a line of best fit to show whether the relationship is positive or negative. Fortunately for us, human brains are heavy!

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CCSS: Designed

  • Lesson uses dry spaghetti for line of best fit but any straight object will work
  • Commentary provided, as well as solutions and scatterplot

  • None
Common Core